European Actors and the Transformation of Regional Security Governance in Africa

28 April 2022 to 29 April 2022

An event of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Project

A Reassessment of Relations Between European and African Regionalisms (ARREAR)


Organising institutions

Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and United Nations University - Institute for Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)



28-29 April 2022



Institut d’études européennes, Avenue F. Roosevelt 39, Université libre de Bruxelles



Elisa Lopez Lucia, Frank Mattheis, Amandine Gnanguênon

The aim of this event is to facilitate a debate about the dynamics of regional security governance in different parts of Africa in a context of the evolving multi-facetted relationship between European and African actors. These actors include national governments, the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), African subregional security organisations and ad hoc coalitions. Following the AU-EU summit in February 2022 and against a backdrop of an escalating unease about European engagements in conflicts on the African continent, the event brings together academics, policy makers and political observers to explore the challenges and opportunities for regional security cooperation.

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